Archive for June, 2016

Hello Again, Weight Watchers…

I’ve been pretty quiet about the fact that I rejoined Weight Watchers, but I have to say that I’m enjoying the new Smart Points system. I never liked PointsPlus. I mean, I couldn’t stand it! I didn’t care for Oprah’s commercials earlier this year either, but after some serious consideration I decided to rejoin. I still […]

Shopping List – Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox CoverGet ready for success! Here’s the shopping list of commonly used ingredients that will get you off the ground running with the day-by-day menu plan in the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox!

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Like detergent to your intestines

Emulsifying agents are commonly used in foods to keep them mixed. You will commonly find carageenan, for instance, in ice cream to keep dairy fat from separating from the water and proteins, especially after repeated melting and refreezing.

The capacity for a compound to emulsify a solution varies from minimal to dramatic. Even some natural compounds in whole, unprocessed foods can exert modest emulsifying effects, such as acacia (acacia seeds), pectin (apples, peaches), and lecithin (egg yolks). The most powerful emulsification effects occur with synthetic or semi-synthetic emulsifying agents, such as polysorbate-80, carboxymethylcellulose, and methylcellulose. In one study, polysorbate-80 increased intestinal permeability 59-fold.

Natural sweeteners: A quantity and cost comparison

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Here’s an interesting comparison I did in my kitchen.

In the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we occasionally desire non-wheat, non-grain snacks, desserts, and treats made without sugar or other unhealthy sweeteners. We therefore reach for natural non- or minimally nutritive sweeteners that allow us to have, for example, a cookie or slice of cheesecake without problems of tooth decay, high blood sugars, inflammation, or any of the other health problems accompanied by foods made with grains and sugar. This allows you to entertain friends, serve treats to kids and grandkids, and enjoy holidays without destroying health.